Any advice? (Meds)

Besides my anxiety before bed and in social situations I’m basically symptom free besides bad days. I don’t want to have to take an antipsychotic or anti depressant when I’m not depresses I’m just anxious. These meds do absolutely nothing beneficial for me.

My pdoc refuses to give me anti anxiety meds that I was previously on. They are really the only thing that’s helped me at all. But because they cause decency she will not prescribe them. It makes no sense. The side effects of benxos are way way less than antipsychotics and antidepressants that most people take for the rest of their lives.

Ant advice on how I can talk to my doctor about giving me something thst actually helps.

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Sorry to hear that, dont you have sz?

I take clozapine and seroxat and work for me

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I don’t understand how benzos are addictive … they just put me to sleep.

This probably isn’t what you want to hear but I take lexapro for anxiety. It’s an antidepressant but it works like a charm for anxiety for me. I used to spend everyday in sheer dread … no fooling. But after a couple of days on lexapro I was fine.


Hi @anon84763962 do u still work full time right …!!! How many hours u work in a week…!!!


Oh no sweetheart I only work part time 23 hours a week over three days.

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Thanks turtle…take care …!!!

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Yeah benzo’s are rubbish…but I had a gran mal after stopping 2-3 mgs of xanax suddenly.

Ssri’s may help out so it’s not an unreasonable thing. They actually can help anxiety.

Yeah it’s the short acting benzo’s that help but I got off of them and never looked back. I’m suspicious of chemical help for anxiety these days. I think it’s too easily prescribed and people rely on them ( like benzo’s ) for no better medical reason than I feel weird…

To me that isn’t a disorder!

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Yes but I’m managing well and only take meds when I notice changes

I’ve taken lexapro. Benzo has always helped me since I was in my teens now these new Indian doctors only want to prescribe the stuff that they make money prescribing.

I agree. It is a crutch and definelty becomes a habit. But I never abused them and benefited alot from them. I don’t benefit from ssris or antiphycotics for my anxiety.

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Benzos are not the whole solution and used to be given out like candy. :candy:

Personally I find them addictive and they give me brain fog.

One of my friends had real problems as he was on a high dose taking 10mg tablets. It was hard for him to get clean, but he’s better for it!

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I take Zoloft for anxiety works great and almost instantly with no side effects. Also very cheap.

What are benzos? Is Zoloft?

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benzodiazepines are a class of drug that work as anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, etc, theyre prescribed for anxiety problems and sometimes sleep difficulties

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Zoloft is not a benzo, it is classed as an antidepressant.


Its a anti depresant called ssri …take care…

It’s also known by its generic name sertraline!

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Zosert is its name in nepal…its popular here …!!!